Random Music News for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Walter Cronkite debuted on the CBS Evening News on this day in 1962.

  1. Are all those old videotapes in the basement actually worth money? Maybe.
  2. Question: Is Record Store Day a good thing or a bad thing for indie record stores?
  3. A new whale species may have been discovered. How? By its unique song.
  4. Radio: Still very, very powerful.
  5. Some sheikh from Qatar ordered a grand piano covered with Swarovski crystals. Hideous bling for $780,000.
  6. Want a better life? Become a gospel singer..
  7. Another person thinks Tidal is doomed.
  8. Here’s recommended reading on the new digital economy for music.
  9. If you’re a fan of 80s music, you’ll want to have at this list.
  10. Now try this quiz involving 90s cartoon theme songs.
  11. Coachella was very, very good for Tinder.
  12. Bill Ward wants Ozzy Osbourne to apologize for…something.
  13. Most music fans seem to be okay with Friday or Saturday as the new date for releasing new music.
  14. Seven women in metal worth watching.
  15. Did we REALLY need to know this about Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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